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15 June 2009

A nice routine day

The busy drill head at the end of the long drill. The cutters are razor
sharp. It is from inside the black hole that the core is retrieved.

The busy drill head at the end of the long drill. The cutters are razor sharp. It is from inside the black hole that the core is retrieved.

A rhythm has settled over camp, and it’s a good one too. People have found their work rhythm, and everything is working. The people in the CFA lab are about to start measurements, and when they do, everything runs.

What we have done today:

  1. Drilling with the NEEM long drill.
  2. Logging. Last bag: 792. Depth: 435.60 m.
  3. Processing. Processed depth: 210.65 m.
  4. Work in CFA lab., now ready for tests on artificial ice.
  5. Service on Pistenbully
  6. Cooling tunnel now active. Temperature loggers have been placed to monitor effects.

Ad.1: This is how the drillers report looks today:
“Stable drilling. We drilled 27.91 m in 8 runs; drillers depth 425.85 m. Hole inclination stable, close to 1 deg.”

Ad.2: The 3.55 m long cores tend to break as they are moved from the drill to the logging table. We are changing procedures and have been working on adjusting the alignment of the core handling tables. We hope that extra cooling from the tunnel and a more straight table will help.

Ad.3: There was a short break this morning as the computer for the line scanner had trouble. It was fixed.

Weather: Fine all day. -21 °C to -12 °C, 5-10 knots mainly from SE.
Visibility: Unrestricted.

FL, J.P. Steffensen

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